[NFBWATLK] Tremendous Convention in Washington
lfitz50 at gmail.com
Wed Nov 8 17:55:34 UTC 2017
It definitely was. I was telling one of the hotel people about what a great job they did, and they asked me to go on trip advisor and tell about that. I haven't done that yet, but I'm going to. I don't know if it is totally accessible or not, but I'll find out. They said if everyone from our convention did that it would really help their ratings, they are currently at like 79 percent and they would like to get it up to at least 80 to 8e5. So I would like to encourage everyone on this list to give that a try. I know the hotel would appreciate it. bThat is a way that we could really thank them.
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From: NFBWATLK [mailto:nfbwatlk-bounces at nfbnet.org] On Behalf Of Kevin Daniel via NFBWATLK
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Subject: Re: [NFBWATLK] Tremendous Convention in Washington
I’m going to echo everything that was just said. I really also liked the hotel! I thought the layout was open and easy to navigate, the service was outstanding!
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> On Nov 8, 2017, at 7:46 AM, Prows, Bennett (HHS/OCR) via NFBWATLK <nfbwatlk at nfbnet.org> wrote:
> Fellow Listers,
> President Carpenter has completed running a tremendous NFB of Washington convention last weekend. The convention, held in Olympia and the Hotel RL was really worth the time, effort and money. All the responsible people at the convention did a great job of moving things along, enthusiastically showing that we are living the lives we want, and promoting the programs and activities of the National Federation of the Blind. Julie Deden was our national representative, and she brought her husband, Dan Burke to partake of the festivities as well. Julie gave a tremendous national report, and inspired us with her story during the keynote speech at the Saturday night banquet. It was very interesting and amazingly inspiring to hear her talk about our training center in Boulder, Colorado. Another Julie, Julie Brannon came from DSB to talk about the Orientation and Training Center here in Washington State as well.
> Elections were held on Sunday morning, and Gary Mackenstadt was reelected to the board, and Les Fitzpatrick was elected to the position formerly held by Betty Watson who did not stand for reelection this year. Thanks to Betty for all the work she has done over the many years, and looking forward to continuing to work with you on many future activities.
> Cindy Bennett and I co-chaired the scholarship committee, and Cindy presented the actual awards. Jennifer Rotz who will be continuing her college degree program with WSU Vancouver after obtaining her AA degree at Clark College in the spring received the $2000 award. Janelle Langraf received the $3000 award. She's at the University of Washington in the masters program for social work.
> The entire convention was full of great events, and we were joined by Carla and Lucas McQuillan from the Oregon affiliate as well.
> Looking forward to other reactions to the convention on the list.
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